Radford University - Recognition

Radford University continues to be recognized for the strength of its academic programs, success of its sustainability efforts, and dedication to excellence.

"Best Colleges and Universities in the Southeast"
– The Princeton Review, 2004-19

"Best Regional Universities" in the South
– U.S. News & World Report, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

"Top Public Schools" – South - #15
– U.S. News & World Report, 2018

"College of Distinction"
– Colleges of Distinction, 2016 and 2017

"Best Bang for the Buck" Universities
– Washington Monthly Magazine, Sept.-Oct 2013, Sept.-Oct 2014, Sept.-Oct. 2015, Sept.-Oct. 2016, Sept.-Oct. 2017

"Best Value Colleges"
– The Princeton Review, 2013, 2014

"Best Colleges for Your Money"
– MONEY, 2015-2018

"Best Colleges for Veterans - South"
– U.S. News & World Report, 2016 and 2017

"Best RN Programs in Virginia"
– RegisteredNursing.org, 2017

"Best for Vets"
– Military Times, 2015

"Best Dorms" Ranked #3 in Virginia and among the top 100 nationwide
– Niche Rankings, 2015

The Top 50 Doctoral Programs in Counseling Psychology
– Best Counseling Degrees, 2017-18

"Top Online Education Programs" (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
– U.S. News & World Report, 2012

"Top Public Master’s Universities in the South"
– U.S. News & World Report, 2010, 2011, 2012

"Top Interior Design Schools in the South"
– DesignIntelligence, 2014

"Top 10 Interior Design Programs in the Nation"
– DesignIntelligence, 2011

"Best Business Schools"
– The Princeton Review, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

"Top Green Colleges in the Nation"
– The Princeton Review, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

"President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll"
– Corporation for National and Community Service, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015

One of only 13 U.S. schools with "Multiple Strong Programs" in Teacher Preparation
– National Council on Teacher Quality, 2013

2011 Goldwater Scholarship Recipient
Junior Biology Major Brandon Newmyer

Awarded First Doctoral Degrees in August 2011

Designated All-Steinway School in September 2011